US election 2020: Donald Trump goes with his gut, even if America goes belly-up

John Bolton on Trump: "He doesn’t think in philosophical terms, or in terms of grand strategy, or in terms of policy as we conventionally understand it."

What of Trump’s accusation that Biden is corrupt, taking illegal payments from Russia and Ukraine and others? Bolton ran the National Security Council in the Trump White House; he had access to the most highly classified intelligence the US possesses. “I think it’s entirely made up by Trump,” says Bolton. “Hunter Biden,” Joe’s son, “as is often the case with the family members of influential politicians, probably exercised incredibly poor judgment. In the debate, Joe Biden said he’d never taken a penny from any foreign source. It’d better be true, and I’m inclined to believe it’s true. “Donald Trump just makes things up. He tries to create the world he wants you to believe in.” Fair cop. We’re about to discover exactly how many American voters believe in his alternative reality.

US election 2020: Donald Trump goes with his gut, even if America goes belly-up